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Make your own DIY Geometric Wall Art with the tutorial below and free printable woodworking plans – complete with a supply list, cut list and pattern. This is inexpensive outdoor DIY project can be made for less than $15 in lumber! 

diy geometric wall art on exterior wall, vinyl siding

Last week I shared my first project in my Budget Front Porch Makeover, a Modern 2×4 Bench that can be built for less than $15. 

diy geometric wall art on front porch vinyl siding with simple 2x4 bench and flowers

Keeping in the spirit of budget friendly projects, my DIY Geometric Wall Art can also be made for around $15 in lumber. What a big impact for something so cheap!

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$15 outdoor wall art

DIY Geometric Wall Art Plans

I made a similar project a few months ago, my Big X Wood Wall Quilt, without much of a plan before I started building. It was fun to create as I went along, but this time around I wanted to know what direction I was going from the beginning. So I created woodworking plans before I started and it made the project so much quicker!

I took the woodworking plans I created for myself and added step-by-step instructions, a shopping list and a cut list. The plans also include the DIY Geometric Wall Art pattern for easy assembly and painting instructions.

You can download a copy of the woodworking plans for free in my Resource Library! I keep all of my project plans in this library so that email subscribers can easily find what they’re looking for. To get the password sent to your email, fill out your information below.

Skill Level

This project can definitely be completed by a beginner woodworker You will need to be comfortable using a table saw and a miter saw. You may also need to use a circular saw or jigsaw to even up the edges of your project. 

Project Time

I completed this project over 2 days, but it could easily be completed within a day. The part that takes the most time is waiting for the paint and wood stain to dry. 

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Estimated Lumber Cost

You will need 4 pine fence pickets (about $1.30 each in my area) and a scrap piece of 1/2” thick plywood. If you don’t have scrap plywood, expect to spend about $9 for a 2’x4’ sheet. In total you should expect to spend about $15 on lumber for your DIY Geometric Wall Art. I had all of these items in my lumber pile already so I was able to make mine for $0!

Materials Needed

Tools Used

  • Table Saw
  • Miter Saw
  • Circular Saw or Jigsaw
  • Pin Nailer & 3/4” pin nails

Build your DIY Geometric Wall Art

You can get the full plans for this project in my resource library, but I’ll share some tips for the building process with you here. Please leave a comment at the end of this post if you have a question about this project!

Emilee ripping fence pickets on table saw

Rip the Fence Pickets

The first thing you’ll need to do is rip your fence pickets to 1” width with a table saw. You should get three 1” strips per fence picket with a smaller strip leftover. Set those smaller strips aside for another project (or cut them up to use as paint/stain stir sticks).

strips of fence pickets for DIY Geometric Wall Art

Cut to Strips to Size

Use a miter saw to cut your 1″ strips to size according to the DIY Geometric Wall Art Woodworking Plans. All of the angles for this project are either 90 degrees or 45 degrees. If you’ve never done angle cuts with your miter saw, this will be great practice!

Paint & Stain

Once all of your pieces are cut, it’s time to paint and stain them. The woodworking plans will tell you how many pieces to paint and stain for each size piece. 

painted pieces of wood

Here’s a tip to make this project a little easier: for the pieces with only one angled side, be sure to paint/stain both sides. This way whichever direction they need to face for the final project, they’ll be the right color. The pieces that are angled on both sides only need to be painted/stained on one side.

I used Rusteoleum Wheat stain, and flat finish black and white paints.

Arrange on Plywood Backing

After the paint and stain has dried you can start arranging the pieces on the plywood backing. The woodworking plans include a pattern you can follow to piece together your DIY Geometric Wood Art. 

DIY Geometric Wall Art construction, wood glue, pin nailer, printable woodworking plans

Start at the bottom and attach your pieces one row at a time. Use wood glue and a pin nailer with 3/4” pin nails to secure the pieces. 

DIY Geometric Wall Art Construction Process
Use pin nailer to secure pieces to plywood backing

As I was assembling my Geometric Wood Art I found that my rows weren’t coming to exactly the same length due to slight variances in the angles I had cut and some bowing in my pieces. So I centered each row before nailing it down instead of aligning the outer edges.

Trim if Needed

Because of variances in my angles and some bowing in my pieces, I ended up with outer edges that were far from straight. I used a circular saw to trim the edges up and create a straight line. You could also use a jig saw or your table saw. 

uneven edge of DIY Geometric Wall ARt

You may also need to trim the plywood backing. In the plans I’ve instructed to initially cut the plywood backing about 1” bigger than the actual height of the completed project. This is to allow some extra room if your pieces don’t fit together super snug. In my project I didn’t account for this extra room and my plywood backing ended up being about 1/2” too small. 

Add Frame

After you have trimmed down your edges, it’s time to add the frame. In the woodworking plans I’ve included measurements for the frame, but I strongly recommend that you measure your actual piece and cut your frame to size. Your finished project will likely vary in size a bit from my finished project and even an 1/8” difference in size will make a big difference for the frame.

Geometric wood wall art with frame

Attach the frame with wood glue and 3/4” pin nails. I left my frame natural, but if you plan to paint or stain your frame you’ll want to do it before attaching it to your project.

How to hang your DIY Geometric Wall Art

Yay you’re almost done! To hang your DIY Geometric Wall Art you can attach 2 D-ring hooks to the back. I attached mine at the very top so that the wall art would rest flat against the wall when hanging.

attach hanging hardware

Then, to hang it on my house I used 2 vinyl siding hangers. Aren’t these things awesome!?

vinyl siding hooks for hanging things up on side of home

The vinyl siding hangers hook right into your siding without having to drill into the exterior of your house or create any holes. They just might be my favorite Amazon Prime discovery!

completed DIY geometric wall art

I want to hear from you!

Do you have any questions about this project? Leave your questions in the comments below and I will get right back with you. 

Also, if you build this project please, please share it with me! I love seeing your creations! You can tag me in pictures on Instagram @MamaNeedsaProject or share to my Facebook page. I can’t wait to see your project!

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2 Comments

    • Emilee

      Hi Ali! I didn’t put a protective coat on because I have it hanging in a shady area under a covered porch so harsh weather or fading from the sun shouldn’t be an issue. Plus the fence pickets are already treated for outdoor use so I feel like I can get away with it.

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